A training update for Unitarian Universalist congregational leaders and friends, plus a Facebook Live session on Friday.
Today it is hard to separate MINISTRY + MEDIA + COMMUNICATION. I’m constantly talking with leaders and no that the communication demands on congregations are significant. You don’t have to figure this stuff out alone.
Over the next three months my Leading Congregations Monthly trainings are on related themes.
Here’s what’s on the schedule:
This Wednesday, May 8th at 7pm EST – 90 Minute Training
5 Essential Twitter Strategies for Congregations!
Twitter is my favorite social media platform and is a powerful tool for outreach, sharing our voices and values, and leading on the issues of our time. Our focus will be on strategies to support outreach and membership development, connecting with your local community, and bringing visibility to your advocacy and witness efforts.
Existing members: Access via our member area
New members: Learn more and enroll here
Friday, May 10th at 12:30pm EST – 20 Minute Facebook Live
The Future of Facebook and Meaningful Community
This Friday I’m going live in my UU Planet Leaders group to discuss the implications of Mark Zuckerberg’s recent presentation on the future of Facebook. I’ll discuss their intensifying focus on Facebook groups and helping people connect with “meaningful communities” online. Preview on my take: We need to be countercultural and use digital spaces to get people into face-to-face communities, like your congregation. And we need a clear digital path to do so. Here’s the link to Friday’s Facebook Live video stream player. I’ve already scheduled it. You can go to that link then click the button to be notified when I go live.
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Leading Congregations Monthly Summer Schedule
REMINDER: All sessions are recorded and available on demand in our member area. When you subscribe you can join the live sessions and watch recordings. Learn more.
Wednesday, June 12th at7pm EST
Congregational Communication Audits
What are they, why they need to be conducted, strategies, resources
Wednesday, July 10th at at 7pm EST
The Ministry of Communication
Staffing, coordination, and collaboration
Wednesday, August 14th at at7pm EST
Training Greeters (Sunday Greeters)
What they need to do, know, how many to have, other considerations
Have ideas for trainings or Facebook Live discussions I can offer to support you and your congregation? I’d love to hear from you. Contact me.